Turley Proposes Red State Alliance Against Blue State Boycott


Jonathan Turley, a constitutional law scholar at George Washington University Law School, proposes a coalition among conservative “red” states, engaging in counter-boycotts against any liberal “blue” states, such as California, that boycott first. .

The proposal is a response to efforts by the Blue States to ban state-funded travel to the Red States, which create conservative laws on issues such as transgender bathrooms at school, biological men participating in women’s sports, and a ban on abortion.

California, for example, currently bans state-funded travel in 22 states. While such restrictions are difficult to enforce – in fact. California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) recently breach Their state’s ban on travel to Idaho—they have an effect, is because they can force private companies to follow the Blue States’ lead. Red states are then forced to follow the whims of corporations—not the democratic will of their own voters—in making their laws more liberal than they otherwise would have been.

Turley argued in an op-ed hill On August 6 that the blue-state boycotts are offensive to the core principle of federalism in the constitution, and they prevent states from compromising on social issues:

In a system based on the principles of federalism, we adopted the model of allowing each state to reach its own conclusions on divisive questions. The result may be a consensus about libertarian positions that both sides avoid, often driven by extremes on issues such as abortion. … When states try to compel other states to accede to their demands on such issues, they hinder the exercise and expression of the state.

In response, Turley has proposed a red-state coalition based on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and its Article V, which provides that an attack on any one member shall be interpreted as an attack on all, Will trigger a collective response:

While this would ideally be an agreement by all states, red states must pass laws excluding state trade or travel with any state engaging in the boycott. The key would be that the agreement should stand on principle, be no exception, and trigger immediate reciprocity: a travel ban on Nebraska would result in a reciprocity ban not only from Nebraska but from every state in the alliance.

That way, when a state like California targets a state like Utah, it will shoot itself along with nearly half of the country. Eventually the administrative and competitive cost of such measures will become prohibitive.

Read Turley’s full article Here,

Joel B. Pollack is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and hosts Breitbart News Sunday Sundays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT) on Sirius XM Patriot. He is the author of a recent e-book, Neither free nor fair: the 2020 US presidential election, His recent book, red november, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is the winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. follow him on twitter @joelpollak,


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